Air quality and health are topics for Monday discussion; Port Arthur community invited

Published 12:26 am Saturday, April 27, 2024

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The public has a chance to give their input on air quality and more at an upcoming Community Health Assessment.

Touted as a public conversation, topics include community champions recruitment, air quality campaign, community health and wellbeing, homeowners volunteers and mapping activities.

The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Port Arthur Health department’s new location, 5860 9th Avenue.

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“We hope to raise the awareness for the community to learn about the project, and we want to involve the community activities and living qualities,” said Dr. Chiung-Fang Chang, who is with Lamar University.

“If more people are interested in participating in this project, we will have more citizens involved, and we can learn what is needed in the community. This will help the region and the state to consider the community’s needs in policy making and resources arrangements.”

For more information, contact Dr. Chiung-Fang Chang at or Dr. Ayodeji Iyanda at

Chang received a grant of $131,000 from the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine as part of their Gulf Research Program initiative, according to information from Lamar University.